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Party Preview for Saturday Night (4/2)

North Brooklyn Boat Club

You didn’t move to Greenpoint to join a yacht club, that’s more a Connecticut thing. If you are hankering to be on a boat, there is the North Brooklyn Boat Club, stationed alongside Superfund-designated Newtown Creek.

The boat club is very Greenpoint-worthy. They host a lot of barbecues at their converted junkyard space by the Pulaski Bridge. You don’t have to come from a fancy family to be able to join.

Typical night at the Tender Trap

If you are more of a pier person, you probably noticed that the former Coco 66 space near the pier at Transmitter Park is now called the Tender Trap. It is even weirder than Coco 66 was.

Both the Tender Trap and the boat club are hosting parties tonight, Tender at their place, and the boat club at the House of Yes in Bushwick.

What’s the right party for you?

We put them head-to-head below. Continue reading

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Is Laura and Greg one of the Best Emerging Bands of 2015? We think so!

Laura & Greg at the Fall 2015 Market
Laura & Greg at the Fall 2015 Market

Even before Laura and Greg took Manhattan (Ave), this indie pop duo was no stranger to the neighborhood. And it’s not just because singer Laura O’Neill is one of the people who brought us delicious artisanal ice cream and the flavors of Bali. I first heard of them when they were to play a free show at LOREN Denim, a Greenpoint gem that normally serves as a denim repair and design shop. I listened to their first record release and was pleasantly surprised by its sweet melodic tunes. Their music video for “Muscle Memory” (made by Greg) was mesmerizing. They continued to play at numerous small local businesses in the neighborhood including Academy Record Annex and we invited them to perform live at our Greenpointers Markets last year, starting with the Summer. Back then, I wrote “I have a feeling the days when we can go to a local record store to see them perform live for free are numbered.” So I’m not entirely surprised that they are nominated by Deli Magazine as one of the Best Emerging Bands of 2015.

If you love good music and are an appreciator of DIY, authentic, neighborhood talent, show some love to Laura and Greg! VOTE for them here! Continue reading

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Our Holiday Market is Happening this Sunday (12/6)!! Preview our Vendors!!

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We are so excited for our annual Holiday Market and cannot wait to introduce you to so many talented local creators!

GPHM2016_275pxThe Deets: This Sunday December 6th (1-7pm) at Greenpoint Loft (67 West, St, 5th Fl)

RSVP on Facebook!

Activities (FREE): Photo Booth by Ben Shirai with “Winter Wonderland” themed design, Personalized stories by The Roving TypistNail Art by @Peenk!Tarot Card Readings by Lindsay Myers, Henna Tattoos by Miss V, Bang Trims by Bull in the Heather, Live Performance by Laura & Greg!

Refreshments: Mulled Hungarian Wine with Palinkerie’s Benedek Pinot Noir and spices by Greenpoint Trading Co., Craft Beer by Greenpoint Beer & Ale + Coffee from Cafe Grumpy Coffee, and many food vendors including Esme, Adelina’s,Centavo, Moe’s DoughsBrooklyn Whatever and more!!

See below for a sneak peak at some of our awesome vendors!

More details of what’s in store for Sunday here.

Special thanks to our sponsors!

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FREE Live Performance by Laura & Greg at Sunday’s Summer Market (7/19)

When I first heard of Laura & Greg, I was intrigued by its connection to neighborhood favorite, Van Leeuwen Artisan Ice Cream.  Another Brooklyn-based somebody in a band? I thought it can’t be that good. But then I loaded up their first music video for “Muscle Memory” and discovered a beautifully composed song and a compelling animated video. I don’t have clever words at the moment to give this talented musical duo proper credit. Let’s just say their songs make my ears feel good.

I’m so extremely excited to have them at Sunday’s Greenpointers Summer Market perform live!!!

Sunday, July 19 @Greenpoint Loft (67 West St, 5th Floor) 1-7PM

 

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